A pointless picture of a stretch of highway … Mackay Highway, leading in to Saint John. Took it from inside the car, on our way back, yesterday. The windshield wasn’t perfectly clean — amazing what you can do in Photoshop.
Not until now, when I was about to write this, I’ve taken time out to google why it’s named Mackay. Turns out Hugh Mackay was a judge and political figure who lived in the 1800’s. I’ve often wondered what you had to do to get a highway named after you.
This is Route 1, and only part of it is named after Mackay. If you keep on driving, you’ll end up at the American border … would take you a little more than an hour from where this was shot, not far from Quispamsis. Then you could hook up to US Route 1 and drive all the way down to Key West, Florida. That would be quite the drive … 🙂
Quispamsis is a municipality of its own, it’s become a sleeping community of Saint John. We have many funny place- and street names around here, that took me some time to learn how to pronounce. Nauwigewauk is another — it sounds almost like “now would you walk” A street here in town is named Manawagonish Road. There, I had to practice, quietly in my head, many times before I said it out loud.